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Brightpoint helps people soar!

Brightpoint helps people soar!

| May 16, 2016

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Frost Illustrated Special Features Editor When I left at 7:30 a.m., to attend Brightpoint’s Second Annual Recap Breakfast at Ceruti’s, there were few bright sunshiny beams the morning of May 4. Yet, when I entered the breakfast area, one could definitely surmise, there was mercy all around the room. Steve Hoffman, […]

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Police investigate shooting at local inn

Police investigate shooting at local inn

| May 15, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:10 p.m., May 7, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to 3730 East Washington Blvd., the site of Hallmark Inn, in reference to a shooting. A woman reportedly called dispatch and advised that  her boyfriend had been shot.  The woman hung up and did not provide any additional information. Officers […]

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Shooting victim dropped off at St. Joseph Hospital

Shooting victim dropped off at St. Joseph Hospital

| May 15, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2:55 a.m., May 13, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a call from St. Joseph Hospital at 700 Broadway St., in reference to a shooting victim who had arrived at the emergency room. The adult male victim appeared to be suffering from a gunshot wound to his neck. A […]

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Man found shot to death before making it to trial on drug charges

Man found shot to death before making it to trial on drug charges

| May 15, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:51 a.m., May 8, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 3700 block of Maywood Avenue in reference to an unknown problem.  A woman reportedly called dispatch and was crying hysterically, provided the address and hung up. Officers arrived on scene and made entry into the residence where they […]

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Moped operator critically injured

Moped operator critically injured

| May 15, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:29 p.m., May 11, On May 11, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the intersection of Oxford Street and Lindbergh Boulevard on a report of a traffic accident involving injuries. Officers arrived and found an adult male, who had been operating a moped, to be in critical condition. Medics […]

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FWCFC schedules 19th Annual Fishing Derby for June 4

FWCFC schedules 19th Annual Fishing Derby for June 4

| May 13, 2016

By Willie E. Jordan Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Community Fishing Club (FWCFC) is scheduled to sponsor Fishing Derby 19, Saturday, June 4 at Ivan Lebamoff Reservoir Park Pond. The registration, fishing and fun are scheduled to begin at 8 a.m.  Weigh-in for the biggest fish in various categories will take place […]

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Community, camaraderie, Lelepali

Community, camaraderie, Lelepali

| May 12, 2016

By Jerry Costello for The Christophers On May 15, 1942, Edwin Lelepali came to Kalaupapa. He was 14 years old then, victim of a dread disease for which there was no cure at the time. Kalaupapa is an enclave on the Hawaiian island of Molokai, reserved for those who had leprosy and made famous by […]

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Ask Alma: We just buried Mama and my sister won’t talk to us

Ask Alma: We just buried Mama and my sister won’t talk to us

| May 12, 2016

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, We need advice. Recently our mom died and one of our sisters hasn’t spoken to us since. Reason being, my sister wanted Mama to be buried in her favorite dress. Let me clarify, I’m not talking about one of my mom’s dresses, I’m talking about a […]

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Well-known businesswoman, entrepreneur Rosemary Woods Atkins passes on at 86

Well-known businesswoman, entrepreneur Rosemary Woods Atkins passes on at 86

| May 11, 2016

FORT WAYNE—A long-time, respected person in the city’s business community recently passed on to glory. Rosemary Woods Atkins, 86, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 3, at home. A native of Louisiana, Atkins moved to Fort Wayne in 1937 and was a graduate of Central High School. After high school, she went on to her her […]

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A prayer for Barack H. Obama: President of the United States of America

A prayer for Barack H. Obama: President of the United States of America

| May 11, 2016

In the name of the son, Jesus; the lion of Judah; prince of peace, we pray. Giving praise to our father:  the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; Our hands lift in gratitude of your grace; our heart on one accord. The body of Christ stands in order, prepared, to serve as Steward’s in the […]

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